Owning an Apple iPhone has been synonymous with great class. However, a new research report has something contradicting to say about Apple’s ownership status in China.
According to a report by the research agency MobData, Apple iPhone users in China are the ones with low income, less education, and fewer valuable assets.
The people owning an Apple iPhone are most likely to be females, falling in the age bracket of 18 to 34 and have an income below CNY 3,000. Such groups are often termed as ‘Invisible Poors’- the people who do not appear as poor as his or her financial status.
The users who hold a diploma or a degree and have an income ranging from CNY 5,000 to CNY 20,000, opt for Huawei smartphones. Such users are mostly married males, aged between 25 and 34.
The users with a salary above CNY 20,000 are more inclined towards tech companies such as Huawei and Xiaomi, while the ones having an OPPO or Vivo smartphone earn between CNY 3,000 and CNY 10,000.
Additionally, the report suggests that most Huawei users have a car or a flat, while Apple users fails to own one. Having said that, MobData did not reveal the number of participants in the survey.
With the new iPhones being heavy on the pockets, the older iPhones such as the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus are quite popular in China.
For those who don’t know, Apple is the third-largest smartphone company, after Huawei on the second spot and Samsung on the first position.